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AMUWO COUNCIL BOSS FIRES SPECIAL ADVISER OVER NEGLIGENCE OF DUTIES

PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL : January 9th, 2024

AMUWO COUNCIL BOSS FIRES SPECIAL ADVISER OVER NEGLIGENCE OF DUTIES

In a bid to get rid of government officials who are not meeting up to their terms of references and job descriptions, the Amuwo Odofin Local Government boss, Engr. Valentine Buraimoh has swung the big-stick by suspending his Special Adviser on Tourism, Hon. Akinseye Adewale Ipinlaye.

Sei Ipinlaye’s as he is fondly called fate was sealed after the Council Chief through the Council Manager, Bakare O. O. made a release to the effect ref. AOLG/CM/EXE/Vol.1/01 and dated 5th December, 2023, a copy made available to Push News 24 International.

Valentine, in his letter, accused Engr. Sei for abandoning his duties despite still enjoying all the largesse accruable to his Office as a Special Adviser.

The offenses, according to the Executive Chairman, represents a delineation of public trust and service to the good people of Amuwo Odofin and are considered serious misconduct and liable to punishment.

The suspension letter also stated that pending when further action is decided, the SA’s benefits, and other pay-outs are suspended with immediate effect.

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“IT’S VICTIMIZATION, YOU DID NOT FOLLOW DUE PROCESS” – SEI FIRES BACK AT ENGR. VALENTINE

PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL : January 7th, 2024

“IT’S VICTIMIZATION, YOU DID NOT FOLLOW DUE PROCESS” – SEI FIRES BACK AT ENGR. VALENTINE

“It’s against best practices as well as labour standards to lay-off public officials without justifiable reasons, these were the underlining thoughts of the erstwhile suspended Special Adviser on Tourism in Amuwo Odofin Local Council, Hon Sei Ipinlaye’s response to Executive Chairman of Amuwo Odofin LGA, Engr. Valentine Buraimoh.

The former, Secretary to Amuwo Odofin LGA, in his four-page long response, has declined accepting his purported suspension letter signed by the Council Manager, Bakare O.O. over what he called failure to follow due process as contained and provided in the Lagos State Guidelines on Administrative Procedures for Local Government.

Sei stressed that the CM has no authority to sign such a document, neither does the Executive Committee have powers to prescribe any punishment to such effect, he believed the Council Boss has been misled by those who should know better.

Hon Sei further stated that he is been victimized as in the case of others by Mr Chairman who also never deemed it fit to give him a fair hearing.

Armed with facts, Sei accused the Executive Chairman of working against the spirit of the Lagos State Guidelines on Administrative Procedures for Local Government since his asumption to office as Council Boss.

Not relaxing on his oars, Hon Sei has sent a SOS to the Lagos State Governmen and other stakeholders for necessary redress.

Push News 24 International reports that It’s without a doubt that an employer and employee relationship is governed by certain laws in Nigeria such as the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,1999, with similar guidelines at the State and local government levels.

At the global level, termination of employment at will and without reason is no longer fashionable or acceptable.

We must bear in mind that no nation can be an island to herself and any nation that seeks to do so will be doing so at her own peril.

Therefore, the need to ensure that the Nigerian labour jurisprudence is in tandem with what is obtainable at the international scene found reflection in our grassroot politicking in Nigeria.

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UMUAHIA : TINUBU’S MINISTER WINS, AS LABOUR PARTY OGAH LOSE REPS SIT

PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL : September 5th, 2023

UMUAHIA : TINUBU MINISTER WINS AS LABOUR PARTY OGAH LOSE REPS SIT

The National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, on Wednesday, nullified the election of Amobi Ogah of the Labour Party representing Isiukwuato Umunneochi Federal Constituency on grounds of non-compliance to the Electoral Act.

Delivering Judgement in the Petition tagged EPT/AB/HR/8/2023 on Wednesday in Umuahia, the three-member Panel 1 of the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal said the candidate of the Labour Party did not comply with the provisions of the Electoral Act.

“How a candidate is sponsored by a political party is both pre- and post-election, there is no evidence of giving 21 days’ notice to INEC by the respondent before conducting their primary election.

“No date of primaries was placed before us; no evidence of primaries and the 3rd respondent has always said it’s an internal affair of the party.

“We have tabulated and found out that the results computed by the petition are correct and the results computed by the 1st respondent are dis-countenanced,” the tribunal ruled.

Ogah had argued that the acceptance of the ministerial appointment of Hon Nkeiruka Onyejeocha as minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was a sign that she had abandoned her petition. But the tribunal in her ruling dismissed the submission of the lawmaker.

We are of the view that Section 66 is not applicable to this scenario because the petitioner is not a lawmaker of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The scenario prohibited by law is a person being a member of two arms of government,” the court ruled.

The Independent National Electoral Commission had on February 28 declared the Labour Party candidate, Ogah, as the winner of the Isiukwuato Umunneochi Federal Constituency election with a total of 11,769 votes against the current Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, who the commission said scored a total of 8,752 votes.

Not happy with the result, Onyejeocha filed a petition before the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, seeking the nullification of Ogah’s election in seven reliefs contained in her petition.

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AMUWO : TINUBU WILL DELIVER ON PROMISES, SANUSI APPEALS TO CONSTITUENTS

PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL: July 24th, 2023

AMUWO-ODOFIN : TINUBU WILL DELIVER ON PROMISES, SANUSI APPEALS TO CONSTITUENTS

Prince Lanre A.Sanusi (PLS) has expressed optimism that the Nigeria’s President and leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu will deliver in all his electoral promises as he appeals for more patience and understanding from members of his community.

PLS as he is fondly called gave this assurance while addressing key members of his party, the APC in FESTAC, Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency on Sunday.

He said, “I am here for Asiwaju. We are grateful for our great party. Thank you very much for all your support for the party in Amuwo Odofin. Despite the trying times, you all still held forth and calmed the people. There is nothing more I can tell you than to say to thank you on behalf of our party leadership. “

“We are here today. We are very grateful for our victory. We are very grateful for your support, and I can assure you that Asiwaju is going to deliver all his electoral promises. He was prepared for this, and I am convinced that Nigerians will surmount her challenges. Thank you very much indeed!” he added.

Sanusi stressed that the new task before Bola Tinubu after he took oath of office to lead Africa’s largest economy and most populous country is enormous, and the general expectations are high.

The task awaiting Mr Tinubu ‘’requires a lot of thinking and action,’’ says the Awori born Prince of Lagos State.‘’The best job for the Mr president is to give Nigerians a better economy, that he has pledged and promised to do, hence, I appeal to Nigerians and members of my Constituency to be a little more patient with Mr President,’’.

He said Nigeria needs to diversify it’s economy by investing more in non-oil sectors, including agriculture, which will help to reduce food imports and promote a strong economy.

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LAGOS APC LOSES FMR. STATE SECRETARY, SANUSI JOINS OTHERS TO EULOGIZE THE PARTY SCRIBE

PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL : July 8th, 2023

APC LOSES FMR. STATE SECRETARY, SANUSI JOINS OTHERS TO EULOGIZE THE PARTY SCRIBE

A stalwart of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State who was also a former State Scribe, Primate Charles Odugbesi, is dead.

Odugnesi, who is a leader of the Mandate Group – a political group in the APC passed away quietly into the bossom of his creator.

In a statement release by the APC Divisional Chairman, Otunba Olasunkanmi Tijani in Ikorodu Division stated that the party stalwart have been “a resource to the party and state and will be greatly missed.”

Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency House of Representatives hopeful and party stalwart, Prince Lanre Sanusi in a statement titled, ‘APC Mourns A Rare Party Scribe, Charles Odugbesi’ releasedto the media.

Sanusi, described the late Odugbesi’s death as a rude shock, noting that “the deceased was a respected politician, a strong party man and an advocate of masses-oriented programmes.”

PLS as is fondly called by his Constituents was quoted as saying, “I am saddened by the death of one of our political leaders in Lagos APC, Primate Charley. He was a loyal party man and committed democrat, with a deep understanding of the state’s political landscape as Scribe. He was an extremely loyal politician, who did his best for our party, the All Progressives Congress.

Primate served his people in Ikorodu and Lagos State as Party Secretary. He brought a lot of developmental ideas and vitality to the State party administration and also made a lot of positive contributions to turn around the seamless interaction of party mebers and the State Excos – a feat that was well emulated up till today.

There is no doubting the fact that he would be missed by the entire political class, particularly the people of Ikorodu Division, the Lagos East Senatorial District, and the State as a whole.”

PLS also condoled with the immediate family of the departed, all APC members in Lagos state, and the entire people of Ikorodu Division.

He prayed to God to grant Charley’s soul eternal rest.

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ALAMUWO: SANUSI JOINS OVORI OF IBESHE, ONI GBANKO, ONIBASA AND ALAHUN OF IMORE ON CONDOLENCE VISIT

PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL: June 17th, 2023

ALAMUWO: SANUSI JOINS OVORI OF IBESHE, ONI GBANKO, ONIBASA AND ALAHUN OF IMORE ON CONDOLENCE VISIT

The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the 2023 House of Representatives elections, an Awori Prince paid a condolenec visit to the palace of the Alamuwo of Kuje-Amuwo who moved on to join his ancestors.

Also visiting were the traditional rulers within Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency who were also at the palace of Alamuwo of Kuje Amuwo to sign the condolence register and to commiserate with the Olori’s and chiefs.

Signing the register were the Alahun of Imore, Ovori of Ibeshe, Oni Gbanko of Irede and Onibasa of Ibasa.

Sanusi described the death of the Alamuwo as a great loss coming at a time the constituency is in dire need of his wise guidance and counsel.

He then conveyed his deepest condolences to the bereaved family as well as the Amuwo Odofin APC party members and the people of Amuwo Odofin over the huge loss, praying that Almighty Allah will grant the deceased Al-jannat Firdaus.

PLS as he is fondly called also consoled personally the Oloris and Chiefs to take heart and accept the loss as an act of God, who giveth and taketh at decreed times. “It is unfortunate but there’s nothing we can do. Every life must return to its creator.

“We pray Almighty Allah to forgive his shortcomings and admit him in Jannatul Firdaus as well as grant his entire family the fortitude and strength to bear this great loss,” he consoled.

Ovori of Ibeshe in his own submission stated that the late monarch loved and worked for Amuwo Odofin’s development with all his might.

The Ibeshe monarch, who spoke at the Alamuwo’s palace, said that Oba Olayemi’s death was a personal loss to him, as he was a partner in the progress and development of the state.

According to the Alahun of Imore , “Oba Olayemi left a good legacy and did wonderfully well for the development of Kuje-Amuwo and Lagos State in general.

He said: “I greet the entire people of Kuje-Amuwo on the transition of our Kabiyesi, the Alamuwo of Kuje-Amuwo.

“A lot of people may not know that Kabiyesi and I were very close. In my assessment of him, I know he loves Amuwo more than anyone can imagine.”

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JUNE 12 : HON OSAFILE GREETS AMUWO ODOFIN RESIDENTS

PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL:June 12th, 2023

Member -Elect representating Amuwo Odofin Constituency 1 at the Lagos State House of Assembly, under the Labour Party, Hon Stella Foluke Osafile has sent greetings to her constituents as Nigeria celebrates her democracy day.

In a statement personally signed by her and made available to Push News 24 International, the LP candidate was seen also appealing for the prayers and support of her constituency.

Below is the full release:

JUNE 12: IT IS OUR DEMOCRACY DAY
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Dear Fellow Constituent

Firstly, I bless God for preserving our lives and making the thanksgiving of yesterday a reality. Seeing your beautiful faces in that large turnout yesterday gladdened my heart and encouraged me more towards what binds us together as a people than what divides us. Starting from the humor of the MC, to the powerful message for the day, to the dancing steps of our old and young, and many more, it has further strengthened my hope and confidence in the community and what we can achieve together as a people if we can stay united in the growth and development of our constituency.

Today is June 12, 2023. It is exactly 30 years today since Nigerians matched out in large numbers to the polling unit to exercise their civil right to elect their president in a peaceful atmosphere, and in which the late MKO Moshood Kashimawo Abiola was duly elected in an election that was rated as the most peaceful, free and fair election in our electoral history .

The annulment of that election result by then former military head of state, General Ibrahim Babangida, didn’t go down well with the people, the international community and actually led to the deaths of many Nigerians across the country in a civil unrest that lasted for many years. The June 12 democratic exercise of that day is what led to the June 12 remembrance today.

It is a history of pain for every tenet and lover of democracy. It is a day in our history that must not repeat itself. It is bittersweet for many of us who witnessed such an experience, and this is why we must guard very well our electoral rights for the growth and development of Nigeria.

Today is Democracy Day as assigned in the Nigerian National Constitution as altered, and we must begin with the count of our gains and not just the horrible events of history.

Today, I am a product of the democratic govenrnace demand that many lost their lives 30 years ago. This is what you did for me by standing firm in that scorching sun of May 18, 2023, despite intimidation and harassment.

Our democratic process is emerging but still has a lot of issues to fix, and we must ensure we get better as we count our days by standing for a free and fair electoral process always.

As your honorable representative in the Lagos Assembly Chamber, I need your continuous prayers and moral support to deliver as expected. I promise, by the grace of God, to work with colleagues in the house in knowledge and idea sharing that will deliver legislative government to the Amuwo Odofin Constituency 1 that I represent. I will defend your right to vote, your right to education, Medicare, and general constituency development.

God willing, we will be having our town hall meeting every quarter to discuss all our areas of concern as a constituency.

It is a new dawn, and we can only get better as a community, in Lagos State and in Nigeria as a whole.

Thank you all. I love you, and I bless God for your lives.

God bless the Amuwo Odofin Community.

God bless Lagos State.

God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Signed

Hon Stella Foluke Osafile
Hon representing Amuwo Odofin Constituency 1, Lagos State.

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AMUWO ODOFIN: TINUBU WILL NOT LABOUR IN VAIN – SANUSI

PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL: June 6th,2023

AMUWO ODOFIN: TINUBU WILL NOT LABOUR IN VAIN – SANUSI

Breathing a sigh of relief from the aborted NLC strike over subsidy removal, All Progressives Congress (APC) Chieftain in Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency, Prince Lanre Sanusi has declared confidently to Nigerians that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu will not labour in vain and will succeed as the 16th President of Nigeria.

According to the All Progressives Congress (APC) 2023 House of Representative Candidate, Tinubu’s attributes and his efforts in reaching out to those that matters stands him out as a responsive and transformational leader who is interested in the welfare and economic prosperity of the people.

He said: “For a long time I have nursed the feeling that Tinubu will be Nigeria’s President because I see in him a true Nigerian who believes in everybody regardless of his tribe, creed or faith.”

Speaking while receiving some party leaders in his Constituency on Monday, Sanusi said the idea of reaching out to stakeholders regarding Nigeria affairs rather than grandstanding is what will differentiate Tinubu from other past leaders.

PLS as he is fondly called, also reaffirmed Asiwaju administration’s commitment to the welfare of workers and other self employed Nigerians as mentioned during his presidential campaigns.

Speaking to Push News 24 International, Sanusi emphasized that the welfare of workers and indeed Nigerians would remain a top priority throughout this administration.”

Despite not been the spokesperson for the government, PLS said as a party man he owes his constituents in Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency the duty to update and guide them through various policy decisions of government and how it will affect them.

Sanusi expressed his appreciation for the unreserved support of his constituents in the last general elections and assured that his cardinal mandate would be to focus on enhancing the well-being of all stakeholders in Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency.

“I want to assure you that Asiwaju will continue to look for ways and means to improve the life of all workers so that they will continue to be more intellectually built with improve efficiency and professionalism in carrying out their duties.

“I also want to assure that this next four years, the welfare of Nigerians will be of priorities, as this current administration is poise to return the country back to economic development and prosperity.” he said.

Sanusi acknowledging the role of the public servants and labour movement significant contributions to the successful implementation of government policies and programs was quick to advise that no one or group should be coerced against his or her will. He attributed the past achievements of Asiwaju to the harmonious relationship between the labour movement, public service and political office holders, stressing that the new president of Nigeria will not labour in vain.

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LAGOS STATE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL FELICITATES WITH PRINCE RABIU ADIO OLUWA, ON HIS BIRTH ANNIVERSAY.

PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL: April 15, 2023

LAGOS STATE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL FELICITATES WITH PRINCE RABIU ADIO OLUWA, ONE OF LAGOS STATE G.A.C MEMBERS ON HIS BIRTH ANNIVERSAY.

…………..Recounts Him As One The Brain Boxes Of All Progressives Congress In Lagos State……..

……………..Beseeches God For Longetivity Of Life And sound Health For Him………………

……………..Describes Him As A Mentor And Leader Worthy Of Celebration And Emulation………….

“The joy of every business owner is to see the business thriving. The joy of every teacher is to see the students become successful. The joy of every parent is to see the child growing to become somebody in life.

On the other hand, in replication, It is also a thing of joy seeing one’s teacher, leader, guardian, director, adviser, educator and mentor being celebrated on a special day like today.

“Whatever ways people have been describing Prince Rabiu Adio Oluwa, a worthy member of Lagos State Governance Advisory Council (GAC), the Apex Leader of APC Lagos West Senatorial District he befittingly deserves the accolades showered on him as a proven Progressive, a Leader, a Mentor, a Grassrooter Mayor, a Visionary Personality, a Solid Mobilizer, a Stabilizer, a Socialite and Political Strategist”~ Lagos State Executive Council.

“Indeed you have proven yourself as a bulwark of democracy, a quintessential leader, a true servant of the people, a role model, particularly to all young progressive politicians in Lagos State and in Nigeria.

Through clear actions and deeds, you have unambiguously demonstrated high values and contributed immensely to the development/stability of our noble party and Lagos State”, they extol the diehard progressive leader.

Today is not only special for you, but also for everyone you’ve touched through your many acts of exemplary and fatherly leadership.

Our prayer from the #GreaterLagos team, ably led by the workaholic Captain, Mr Babajide Sanwoolu for you on this auspicious occasion of your birth anniversary is that God Almighty grant you long life in good health and happiness, protect you against all evils, uplift you in all facets of life, above all, take you to the very peak of your heart desire (Amen).

May this day mark the beginning of greater exploits to come in your life Sir.

Enjoy your day and have massive fun Sir!

Congratulations Sir!

Signed
Lagos State Executive Council.

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APC DISSOLVES PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN COUNCIL

PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL : April 23rd, 2023

BREAKING: APC Dissolves Presidential Campaign Council
— April 23, 2023

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has dissolved its Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) inaugurated last year to prosecute the 2023 presidential election.

The dissolution was contained in a statement on Saturday night, jointly signed by the Director General of the APC PCC, Governor Simon Bako Lalong and the Secretary of the council, James Abiodun Faleke.

The party on behalf of the chairman of the Presidential Campaign Council, President Muhammadu Buhari; the president-elect, Bola Tinubu and other leaders, thanked all council members, leaders and supporters for working assiduously for the resounding victory of the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

“Since the campaign council began in September 2022, we have witnessed an unprecedented, relentless, and engaging mobilisation of our members nationwide and in the diaspora towards securing the majority popular votes for the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential ticket. The journey has been a worthy one with our hard-won victory. The credit goes to all our members particularly, the leaders and members of the various campaign directorates.

“We would like to express our deepest appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR), for his unwavering support and leadership throughout the campaign. We could not have achieved this level of success without his single-mindedness, commitment, and forthrightness.

“However, we have concluded that it is in the best interest of the campaign and its stakeholders for us to dissolve our council with immediate effect. This has become necessary to retune us towards the May 29, 2023, inauguration of the President-elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration. The process of transitioning into a new era of a Renewed Hope is underway and all our energies and activities must reflect the principles underlying this process.

“We hope that you will all continue to stay involved in Nigeria’s political process and to advocate for issues that you believe in. Our democracy is stronger when we all participate in the political process with patriotism.We would like to take this opportunity to thank you once again for your support, dedication, and hard work”, the statement said in part.